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Joel Autobaun said:
Send me 200 australian...
I thought you were Canadian?
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Posted Jun 1, 2011, 4:20 pm
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Oh-- and if you want to ditch the little cardboard counters, you can use 60:1 matchbox/hotwheels cars with a scaled up turning tool (though we found it best to 'jam' the wheels with poster hanging tack gum to keep them from rolling if someone bumped the playing surface).
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Posted Jun 1, 2011, 4:32 pm
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Canadians have this wierd day where they go out and club a bunch of baby Australians. Or maybe that's seals.

either way, those Canadians eh?
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Posted Jun 1, 2011, 4:33 pm
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Joel Autobaun said:
goat starer said:
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You can't.  No one (even me) has to patience to play olde school carwars now.


i do


LOL just had an image of you and your bunnies playing it on a pool table. 


goat, if you can provide photographic evidence of you playing car wars with yer bunny's i will sponsor yer new gang to the tune of one mint Pho :-)
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Posted Jun 1, 2011, 4:43 pm
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FireFly said:
Joel Autobaun said:
Send me 200 australian...
I thought you were Canadian?


I'm too lazy to convert Az to CDN, and require an excuse to visit my commonwealth brother.
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Posted Jun 1, 2011, 5:09 pm
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Joel Autobaun said:
FireFly said:
Joel Autobaun said:
Send me 200 australian...
I thought you were Canadian?


I'm too lazy to convert Az to CDN, and require an excuse to visit my commonwealth brother.
It almost sounds like you think I'm Australian...
Either way, I'm to lazy to convert that to  :rolleyes:
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Posted Jun 1, 2011, 5:31 pm Last edited Jun 1, 2011, 5:32 pm by FireFly
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Whoa I totally forgot about this thread. Anyway I found this on SJGames. Is it sufficient for me to read it and get familiarized with the core rules, or do I need more?

Btw why does one turn in Car Wars take so long? What's involved?
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Posted Apr 24, 2012, 7:43 pm
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That was my link :). Yeah that's just the rulebook. Playing by the book takes too long so you need to speed it up by getting rid of phased movement.
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Posted Apr 24, 2012, 8:18 pm
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Car Wars took awhile to play because of all the to-hit, calculations, phased movement, and arguments over rules interpretations. We argue in the forums, image how it would be on the table top.

3D CWs was hella fun. I still have my Hotwheels and Star Wars Storm Troopers from Micro Machines.
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Posted Apr 25, 2012, 3:14 am
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The Compendium is the way to go. But you won't get pictures like....

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/5250/ccpage15.jpg

is that one in your list there gro?  :p


it was said:
not the same without the counters


you need the cardboard bits, and tape on the corners of your road pieces for pins. Blue tack for open windows... TV packaging is the map builder.

Does jimmy still play this online? Never tried that.

Im keen to set a game up for myself to play just to learn the rules again.
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Posted Apr 25, 2012, 5:05 am
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Wasn't too bad timewise 1 on 1 if ya kept the budget small...we used to play at school...using bluetack to keep track of the positions between sessions.

Having found a copy of Truckstop recently I had a quick glance over the rules and decided that I couldnt play it again....sequentual turns makes it very tedious multiplayer. I remember a big arena bash we did once with maybe 10 or 12 of us...we played for about 6 hours and got through less than a minute of realtime equivelency.

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Posted Apr 25, 2012, 11:50 am
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*Bastille* said:
Does jimmy still play this online? Never tried that.


MADHAT - our old club - those were the days...

No, sorry, I don't do CW PBEM any more. It was loads of fun when I did though! And some days I miss it, but DW has truly taken the place of it for me...

EDIT: and yes, that's where my gang name comes from - Midsouth Autoduellers and Handgunners Attack Team
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Posted Apr 25, 2012, 1:34 pm Last edited Apr 25, 2012, 1:35 pm by *jimmylogan*
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Aw hell okay sticking with Darkwind it is then!
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Posted Apr 25, 2012, 6:48 pm
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That black and green CW Compendium is the definitive version of that game (imho.) I played the basic one before Truck Stop even came out, and it (along with skateboarding and hardcore music) was what I did in the early 80's. The Compendium adds trucks, buses, helicopters, boat and hovercraft rules to the mix, as well as better pedestrian rules and skills. Then you'll want* Air Wars for planes and dirigibles, and Tanks for...well, tanks, APCs, and artillery.

That said, the best part about it is designing the vehicles. While DW does a great job of providing variety, CW has much, much more. However, playing out a 3 on 3 battle (like a small scout) takes hours, not the minutes it does here.

If your friends are interested, this is a much better option. (And, you don't have to all be in the same physical space to play it! Aren't computers wonderful?)





*When I say "want," most peoples' reaction who played the game is probably, "No, you won't. The game got way too complicated and took forever to play." Which is true. But as into it as I was, I had to have all the goodies, and it was so easy to make a ton of money, who wouldn't want to splurge on a couple of long-barrel HMG's with HD ammo in a 2-space universal turret after a while?
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Posted Apr 27, 2012, 2:13 am Last edited Apr 27, 2012, 2:23 am by Splash
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